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Dortmund's Sancho, Akanji fined for getting haircuts without face masks

Last updated 1 month ago | By Reuters

Borussia Dortmund's Manuel Akanji (left) and Jadon Sancho (right). Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji were fined an unspecified amount by the German Football League (DFL) on Friday for failing to wear face masks during a visit from a hair dresser.

The DFL said both players had broken the health guidelines that have governed Bundesliga clubs and players since the league restarted amid the COVID-19 pandemic on May 16.

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Six Dortmund players, including England international Sancho and Akanji, got their hair cut by the hairdresser who then asked some of them to take pictures with him.

“It is clear that pro players also need to get their hair cut. But that has to happen in line with the medical and hygiene concept,” the DFL said in a statement.

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“The fines are not against the club which is not seen as having a responsibility in this case.”

Sancho, 20, responded on Twitter here describing the decision as an "absolute joke".

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Bundesliga matches are played without fans and teams must adhere to strict health guidelines that regulate the process and operation of training sessions and games. The league, with five rounds of matches left in the season, plans to finish by the end of the month.

 

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